Rebellion brings new food for hungry Mass Effect 3 multiplayers

If you can’t get enough of Mass Effect 3‘s cooperative multiplayer, you’ll be in for a treat:
The Rebellion Pack will launch on May 29 for European Xbox 360 and Pc gamers, one day later for PS3 users.
And yes, it’ll be free!

We’ll get 6 new classes:

  • Vorcha Soldier: They’ll have “Bloodlust” and are supposed to be tough fighters. Hopefully, Vorcha will regenerate their health, too.
  • Vorcha Sentinel: They are supposed to be even tougher and have a mysterious “Flamer” skill. Maybe a biotic version of Incinerate?
  • Male Quarian Engineer: All we know so far is they’ ll have “Arc Grenades”. More grenades? Really?
  • Male Quarian Infiltrator: They will rely on their “Tactical Scan” … sounds like Hunter Vision, doesn’t it?
  • Ex-Cerberus Vanguard: Those defectors will have “Lash”, maybe a biotic whip kind of thing?
  • Ex-Cerberus Adept: They’ll have “Smash” (sounds like a mix of Slam and Throw) and the rather useless Singularity.

While Vorcha sound pretty cool, more Quarians and especially more freaking humans to the already humanised worlds of Mass Effect 3 sounds rather lame – and please, couldn’t we just have gotten proper Phantoms then? Now that would be cool. But hey, it’s free so there’s no harm done at all if we don’t like the new N7 members.

Also, Bioware hasn’t stopped with 6 more characters, we will also get two new maps, Firebase Jade, a map set in a jungle and rotten buildings, and Firebase Goddess on Thessia. There’ll also be a new mission objective, some kind of “capture the mail” where we’ll have to carry a special package from A to B (hopefully, Cloak works wonders although Rabidgames highly doubts it). And we’ll get a more permanent equipment slot. Its equipment “will vary from weapon upgrades to character enhancements and will be available through reinforcement packs“.

Last but definitely not least, we will be presented 3 new weapons:

  • Cerberus Harrier Assault Rifle – These Cerberus-modified Mattock rifles are fully automatic. Cerberus gunsmiths reined in the recoil issues, resulting in a gun that stay on target, but delivers slightly less punch per round than a standard Mattock. As such, the weapon is typically utilized by Cerberus’ elite troopers, who train constantly to make every burst count.
  • Reegar Carbine Shotgun – This electrical weapon improves upon the arc pistol’s design by generating a sustained current on its target. This weapon is named for the Quarian Reegar family, whose marines have served valiantly against the Geth.
  • Krysae Sniper Rifle – This Turian antimaterial rifle is modified to kill Reaper enemies. The Krysae’s scope uses a rangefinder that adjusts to keep the target in proper proportion to the shooter, which comes in useful when the sniper is forced into close range. Its specialized ammunition is both armor-piercing and explosive. In a desperate move, the Turians released its specifications over the extranet so that nearly anyone with a fabricator could manufacture this weapon to help the war effort.

Fully automated Mattock, Quarian energy shotgun and a powerful new sniper rifle sound all great!

However, there’s a well-known catch: While the two new maps are ready from the start, we’ll have to unlock the new characters, new weapons and new equipment once more. This means most people will save the money they’ll make from Operation Shieldwall this weekend. Of course, let’s not forget why multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3 is free – you can always take the easy way out and pay for reinforcement packs with real world money.

Rabidgames looks forward: More food for Mass Effect 3 is always a good thing. And let’s be honest here – as long as it’s free and diverts our eyes from the fucked up ending, it’s all fine.

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